Joanna’s Spooky Guide: 13 Best ‘American Horror Story’ Scenes
American Horror Story always has great timing. They usually starts their season around Halloween time, a time where everyone is starting to get in a spooky mood. As an avid viewer of AHS, I have to admit they usually have a pretty good Halloween episode, but it does have it's flaws.
If you've listened to the morning show then you know our constant complaint about the show; it starts out great and by the time it gets to the end it falls apart. This may not be true for all seasons (Murder House, Cult, Apocalypse) but by the time you get to the end it's almost as if Ryan Murphy remembered story lines he had forgotten and scrambles to put it all together. Sometimes it fails (Asylum) and sometimes all of it coming together makes sense- kind of (Apocalypse).
The return of AHS with 1984 means brand new story lines and scares. I have not seen an episode of the new season but I am hearing great things about it. With Halloween just around the corner, I'm sure more and more great things will come out of AHS. Every year I look forward to seeing the Halloween episode, and every year I look forward to seeing everyone come up with AHS inspired costumes (The Countess from Hotel is always a big hit on Halloween).
If you don't want to spend the time watching the eight previous seasons and only want to see some highlights, then I'm here for you. Let's look back at 13 great/shocking/disturbing/fabulous moments from the previous eight seasons of American Horror Story. Spoilers for some of these, obviously, if you haven't seen some of the seasons.
Season 5; Episode 1
Poor Gabriel never stood a chance at the Hotel Cortez. This was actually one of the most brutal scenes in the series. But as you learn as the season goes on, at the Hotel Cortez, in the words of The Eagles, "you can check out anytime you'd like, but you can never leave."
Season 7; Episode 9
This relationship was rocky from the start. The phobias, the lies and cheating. It all came down to who was stronger.
Season 2; Episode 8
Briarcliff is that last place Santa Claus should end up in. This Santa probably deserved it, and should have never been let out of solitary
Season 1; Episode 10
Season one was amazing. When we find out Violet is actually dead I think everyone led out an audible gasp!
Season 4; Episode 3
Edward Mordrake is summoned after Elsa defiantly performs on Halloween. Him and his second face come to take a soul. Also, I just really love this song and love the way Elsa performs it.
Season 5; Episode 4
Serial killers come together on Devil's night at the Hotel Cortez.
Season 8; Episode 4
Easily one of my favorite seasons, Apocalypse kind of brought all the seasons together. Here we see Michael Langdon,who at this time is believed to be just a warlock do the impossible and bring back Queenie and Madison from the underworld.
Season 3; Episode 10
I love Stevie Nicks, I love her even more as a witch. Misty Day is me if I ever meet Stevie Nicks.
Season 8; Episode 3
The apocalypse has hit. The surviving members are celebrating Halloween when they start dying. They've been poisoned and we think that's it for them. Until the witches finally appear and explain everything.
Season 4; Episode 1
In the season four opener we're introduced to Twisty the Clown.
Season 2; Episode 7
Asylum had a way of hinting that something was wrong with Dr. Thredson. In this episode, it's all revealed of what horror Dr. Threadson is actually capable of.
Season 5; Episode 1
Our first introduction to Lady Gaga as The Countess is memorable.
Season 8; Episode 5
Having completed six of the seven wonders, Michael is now challenged to complete the seventh wonder, with a catch. After successfully completing it, and being named the next Supreme, Cordelia and the audience realize he's not just the supreme, he's the Antichrist and the Apocalypse ensues.